As we've noted repeatedly, and as Apple admits internally , demand is strongest for phones that have large screens and cost under $300 and Apple doesn't sell either of those things. Those are Android phones, basically. View gallery Jana Click to enlarge. The research company Jana just published some new data on international demand for large-screen smartphones. In fast-developing countries where all the new demand is people mostly want screen above 5 inches in size. Bigger than any iPhone currently on the market, in other words. There is a persistent level of demand for small phones.
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Android, iOS Market Share Data And Apple's iPhone 6 - Business Insider
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JAMF updates software - Leader-Telegram: Local Business
Apple has has healthy market share in a few rich countries. On a global basis, however, Apple occupies only a niche part of the market among high-end buyers. Here is what that looks like in chart form: IDC / BI And in terms of actual sales: IDC / BI There is one huge caveat: Apple charges much more for its phones than Android makers do, and takes a huge chunk of the world's smartphone profits by doing so. Apple doesn't actually want buyers who seek the cheapest, least-profitable phones. And its customers tend to not want Android products. In the Apple worldview, iPhone is its own universe and the scale of Android is irrelevant.
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Is Samsung's Decline a Bad Sign for Google's Android? - NASDAQ.com
In addition to the aforementioned LG, there's Sony with the Xperia line, HTC with its well-regarded One, Motorola and Asus , in addition to emerging Chinese upstarts like OnePlus and low-end players like Karbonn and Micromax. Although Samsung is struggling, Google's other hardware partners are seeing some limited success. Last month, LG reported a sharp rise in profit for the second quarter, boosted by growing smartphone sales. HTC's results were similar, with net profit and revenue rising. Motorola, meanwhile, appears to be on the upswing, with its low-cost Moto G capturing a sizable share of Indian smartphone market: According to Flipkart, one of India's largest e-commerce websites, Motorola has become a top five smartphone vendor in the country. Android forks are pressuring Samsung But given Samsung's size, the Galaxy brand would be difficult to replace, and Samsung's decline does pose a real risk for Google.
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